Sunday, December 21, 2014

December Mixtape (Best of 2014)

these are the joints i rock'd with this year..enjoy!!

the legion - for u

apathy - the kennedy's

b real, xzibit - 6 billion ways

slimkid & dj numark - i know didn't i

common - made in black america

your old droog ft. prodigy - hoodie weather

dilated peoples - let your thoughts fly away

m.o.p. - 187

fokis ft. skyzoo, torae - city of giants

rob fresh - brothers keeper (my personal fav of '14)

38 spesh ft. kool g rap - the meeting

apathy - grand leveller

canibus - this aint the movies

rozewood & hus kingpin - shallow graves

biggie - kick in the door (jim sharp remix)

ancient jewlz ft. hell razah - sacred seal

your old droog - you know what time it is

madchild - never die

raekwon - marble cake

j live - 8 minutes

party's right (instrumental) *holiday bonus*

Saturday, November 8, 2014

November Mix '14

90's rap joints..

menelik, puba & sadat x - 7xl

mos def - universal magnetic

last emperor - monumental

mic geronimo - shit is real

smif n wessun - home sweet home

jeru the damaja - statik

high & mighty - the meaning

ill bill - gangsta rap

beatnuts - you're a clown

xzibit, rass kass - 3 card molly

nas - represent

krs, pun - drop it heavy

non phixion - know your enemy

killa bees - cobra clutch

killa bees - and justice 4 all

artifacts - wrong side of the tracks

o.c. - time's up

jeru the damaja - one day

jeru, lil dap - speak ya' clout

beatnuts - find that

atcq- check the rhyme

atcq - can i kick it

atcq- scenario

atcq - buggin' out

krs - return of the boom bap

non phixion - sleepwalkers

j live - timeless

hi tech - all time einstein (instrumental)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

October Mix 2014

some October goodies to vibe out to..

rah digga - angela davis

fredro starr & audible doctor - the truth

biggie smalls - party & bullshit (david luke rmx)

ed o.g. w/ pete rock - 2 turntables and a mic

slimkid3 & dj numark - i know, didn't i

fashawn ft. dom kennedy - golden state of mind

rozewood - for the record

joey bada$$ - christ conscious

him lo - bruce lie

madchild - never die

halo ft. masta killa & talib kweli - pretty birds

singapore kane ft. big shug - torch and burn

halo - galore (remix)

rasheed chappelle & confidence - franchise

cnn ft. nature & cormega - rap rushmore

artifacts - apb

diamond district - first step

madchild - amadeus

ed o.g. w/ pete rock ft. king magnetic - back n forth

eddie cheeba - swim in a drought

def dee ft. one be lo - toss and turn

clever one - 1,2 1,2

singapore kane - good with mines (snippet)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

September Mixtape 2014


dilated peoples - let your thoughts fly away (prod. by Diamond D)

statik selektah ft action bronson - long time

jus daze - no justice no peace

akrobatik ft. ed og & masta ace - 3 hunnit

him lo - snatch

julian juellz ft skyzoo - rider music

your old droog - gunsmoke cologne

blacastan & stu bangas - disguise

j live - 8 minutes

raekwon - marble cake

paul nice - the sweetest blend (paul vs.sade)

cormega ft. raekwon - honorable

rozewood - serpent in the rainbow

hus kingpin & rozewood ft. smoovth - the purge

psycho les ft. willie stubbz - oh my

domingo ft. nutso & rass kass - generate heat

timeless truth ft. maffew ragazino - bail money in the mattress

ugly heroes ft. murs - good things die

your old droog ft. prodigy - hoodie weather

halo ft. problem & bad lucc - stop it

carolina dirty - about you

your old droog - sleepers

homeboy sandman - problems

rah digga - i ain't neva lied

diabolic ft. r.a. the rugged man - suffolk's most wanted the earth tone king - constellations

rob fresh - my brother's keeper

phat kat - fans (instrumental)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

August Mixtape 2014

Back after a month hiatus with some new joints. wanna hear it? here it goes...

blueprint - the climb

buckshot & p money ft. pro era - flute

statik selektah ft. ab-soul,jon connor,logic & francesca - alarm clock

sean price - unorthodox p

common ft. ab soul - made in black america

torae,skyzoo,fokiz & cortez - city of giants

cormega ft. juice crew - industry (rmx)

reks - 54

camp lo w/ ski beatz - cold retarded

meyhem lauren - be alright freestyle

halo - galore

ugly heroes - naysayers & playmakers

rob fresh - my brother's keeper

dj fresh ft. planet asia - twist one

markis precise ft. elzhi & fashawn - kiss the ring

the lox - remember

your old droog & rast - no message

clever one - invisible hangover

hus kingpin,rozewood & tri state - live

kool g rap ft. cnn - my life

m.o.p. - 187

lord finesse - sp1200 sampler

homeboy sandman - america, the beautiful

q-unique's resume outro

Sunday, April 27, 2014

April Mixtape (2014)

some new joints, a few older ones and then some Nas & Biggie album classics to round it off...

Saturday, March 22, 2014

DJ Blendz 'March Mixtape' (2014)

Finally got around to doing this month's mix..some new (and older)rap joints to nod your head to. Enjoy! TRACKLIST: Roc Marciano - Take Me Over Homeboy Sandman - King Kong Got Nothing On Me Hannibal Stax & Marco Polo - Gunz and Butter Supastition - Eardrum Talib Kweli - The Wormhole Dag Savage Ft. Fashawn & Co$$ - Cali' Dreamin Torae - For The Record Black Milk - Cold Day Hannibal Stax & Marco Polo - Keep Grinding Verbal Kent w/ Khrysis - Body The Beat Ransom & Statik Selektah - 1996 Tableek Ft. Blak Nerd & Stan Illa - Runner Upper Roc Marciano Ft. Knowledge The Pirate - Slingers Amiri - Still Talib Kweli - Rare Portraits De La Soul - Vocabulary Spills DJ Dister Ft. Fashawn & Torae - Everywhere Dooley O Ft. Blacastan - Hip Hop Warriors Lords Of The Underground - Benni Blonco The Lox - New York City Hannibal Stax & Marco Polo - H!!! Esoteric & Stu Bangas Ft. Sean P,Vinnie Paz,Chino XL - The Danger (RMX) Dynas - The Apartment (Prod. by J Dilla) De La Soul - Dilla Plugged In (J Dilla Production) Hannibal Stax & Marco Polo - POA Jay Z & B.I.G. - Picasso Biggie (Illmind Remix)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Big Picture: 15 Classic Big L Freestyles

Via UNT:

Fifteen years ago, on February 15th, 1999, Harlem rapper Big L (aka Lamont Coleman) was tragically gunned down in the same neighborhood that he consistently repped in his rhymes. His murder came at a time when he had one of the most-talked about singles out, “Ebonics,” his D.I.T.C. crew was making major noise with posse cuts like “Day One,”and his mixtape and radio freestyles were scorching in the streets, which all led to his sophomore album being one of the most anticipated projects by a New York MC to drop. There were even rumors that he was signing to Roc-A-Fella Records, the hottest and most successful young label in the Big Apple at the time led by his rapper friend Jay Z. Unfortunately, his moment to shine at the next level never came. To celebrate Big L’s rap career today on the fifteenth anniversary of his death, it was only right that we link up with our brethren at UpNorthTrips for a proper audio tribute to one of the greatest MCs of all time. Though Big L’s first album Lifestylez of da Poor & Dangerous is a classic in its own right, and he’s got plenty of notable singles and guest appearances in his catalog, we thought to truly highlight the essence of Big L’s lyrical greatness, charisma, performance ability, and bottomless pit of bars, we’d round up 15 of his dopest radio, mixtape, and live freestyles (plus a few bonuses because that’s how we do), and put them all together in one mix for you to enjoy. Read about each of our selections below while you stream/download our exclusive NahRight x UpNorthTrips mix The Big Picture: 15 Classic Big L Freestyles, courtesy of UNT's in-house DJ The Vinylcologist. RIP Big L, one love:

Thursday, February 6, 2014

DJ Dwells: DMC NYC champ

Via GG

  …within the DJ battle circuit, maybe right around 2001, things just got TOO technical for some. The funk was lost. Your style seems to balance both old and new. Can you touch on that at all?

I don’t think battling has really lost any type of funk since the 80′s. Sure, a lot of things have changed like the style of routines but that’s just how stuff works. In the 90s, it was all about funky juggles and clean cuts, in the early 2000s, people got more creative with feedback routines and stuff like that. Then in the mid to late 2000s, more people started to use routines that were pre-produced. Although I’m not very fond of pre-produced routines, who am I to judge what you do in your routine? This happens way too often in DJing and you can relate it to nearly every subject, like Basketball. When someone said that a peach basket shouldn’t be used for a hoop, but rather something different, I’m sure people were upset and had their negative opinions because a peach basket had always been used before that, but it improved the game, rather than destroyed it! Kinda like DJing and the direction its heading in.

What’s your practice schedule like? Do you practice scratching and juggling equally? How much time is spent on routines and how much on just practicing techniques and stuff? How many hours do you practice every day?

I usually get home from school and head up to my room to practice for a couple hours. I definitely prefer juggling over scratching as you can probably tell from a lot of my routines haha. I feel like scratching gets kind of boring to practice but that may just be ’cause I’m not good at it. As for my DMC routine, I spent about 10 months working on it. It went through massive changes since the first day obviously. I practice maybe 3 to 4 hours each day depending on homework, but I break the practice into parts.

Sunday, January 5, 2014